Grainger to continue role as Hockey Ireland High Performance Director

Hockey Ireland are delighted to confirm Adam Grainger will continue in his role as Hockey Ireland High Performance Director.

“I am delighted to be reappointed as Hockey Ireland High Performance Director,” Grainger said. “It is a really exciting time for the sport and I am looking forward to working on the next Olympic cycles and taking on board all the learning from the Tokyo Olympics.

“I look forward to working with the senior and junior international players, coaches and multi-disciplinary personnel to maximise Ireland’s on-field performance and increase the likelihood of success.

“I would like to thank Sport Ireland, Sport Northern Ireland and the Olympic Federation of Ireland for all their invaluable, continued support of Hockey Ireland’s High Performance programs.

Grainger joined Hockey Ireland in 2017 on a fixed-term contract following successful spells in high performance at Sale Sharks, Saracens, London Wasps and UCD’s Ad Astra Elite Academy.

During his tenure in hockey, Ireland have contested both men and women’s World Cups with the latter winning silver in London 2018 before going on to qualify and compete at the Tokyo Olympics.

Speaking about Grainger’s continued role with Hockey Ireland, Chief Executive Jerome Pels added: “Adam has proven a key asset to our sport since joining Hockey Ireland four years ago with a deep understanding of the demands of high performance sport.

“We are pleased to have him continue to build on his good work in the coming years and put the structures in place for success on the world stage.”